Astronomical research facilities

Digital Signal Processing Engineer
Location VA - Chantilly
Req # 4747
Minimum Clearance Required TS/SCI
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Thank you for your interest in joining the Centauri team. Together, we can leverage the next generation of advanced technologies to deliver industry-leading capabilities across land, air, sea, space, and cyberspace. Our goal is to deliver innovative solutions using an agile, mission-first approach to address the most difficult technical challenges facing our customers. The only way that we can tackle these challenges is by recruiting the brightest minds in the industry to join our team.

Centauri is seeking a highly motivated Engineer with experience in digital signal processing/analysis. The successful candidate will have an engineering degree and experience with using numerical tools to analyze the performance of systems generating digital signals.  The job will include technical assessment of optical sensor subsystem architecture trades, design trade studies, and performance evaluations under the supervision of a Senior Engineer.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Develop and apply software tools in MATLAB to calculate pertinent product metrics like SNR, optical blur response, sensor motion, collection quantity, circular error, and atmosphere impacts
  • Organize results in database products, software packages and PowerPoint slides and present findings to stakeholders
  • Learning and developing a thorough understanding of MATLAB code/scripts used to model electro-optical system components including but not limited to focal planes, optics and atmospherics
  • Set up and execution of MATLAB based models, reviewing and error checking model results
  • Be accessible to senior engineers, customers and stakeholders to answer questions and report on progress
  • Be accountable in the management of projects to ensure that products are delivered according to schedule and the engineering analysis is correct.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline and 2 years of industry experience
  • Experience with MATLAB signal processing capabilities and Fast Fourier transforms (FFTs)
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Self-starter who can partner with multiple teammates
Desired Qualifications:
  • Masters in Engineering
  • Experience with low earth orbiting sensor systems
  • Domain expertise in GEOINT space system
  • Exposure to the system design trade process, assessing system design options, analyzing mission requirements, monitoring vehicle development and test, conops development, and tracking requirement verification
  • Specific knowledge of the NRO and its processes

Security Clearance: Must have an Active Top Secret / SCI (TS/SCI) 

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Centauri is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.

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